Patrick Zhang was trained in metallurgical engineering and earned his B.S. from
Northeastern University (China), M.S. from the Institute of Process Engineering
(IPE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. from University of Nevada, Reno.
1993, he has served as a Research Director with the Florida Industrial and
Phosphate Research (FIPR) Institute, Florida Polytechnic University. In this
post, Patrick conducted 20 in-house projects, managed about 100 research
contracts, chaired 7 international conferences, and co-edited 7 books on